Addis Ababa, MINA – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday, called on the African Union and its member countries to support the idea of an international peace conference and participate on it.
In his speech at the 32nd African Union Summit in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Abbas warned Israeli efforts to change the character and identity of the city of Jerusalem, Ma’an News reported.
He also warned against several countries that had and would move their embassies to Jerusalem, that it was contrary to international law and Security Council resolutions, specifically resolution 478 of 1980.
Moreover, the United States government was no longer competent to arrange negotiations after being proven biased to Israel.
He stressed his rejection of US intervention in the affairs of any country, including what is happening now in Venezuela.
“The struggle against colonialism, racism, injustice and affirmation of the people’s right to self-determination are common problems between Palestine and the people of the African continent,” he said.
He also stressed his rejection and condemnation of all forms of terrorism and extremism in the name of religion targeting several African capitals, such as what happened in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, last month.
“We also congratulate all elected African heads of state in 2018, and hope they succeed in serving their country,” he said. (T/Sj/R04)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)